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The sound of 2021: English music of this past pandemic year hasn't been all doom and gloom
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The sound of 2021: English music of this past pandemic year hasn't been all doom and gloom

If anything, the year has seen albums too short, songs too long, egos too big, and debuts too exciting, spoiling us for choice, and pushing us to redefine our own understanding of an album as we lumbered back onto our post-lockdown lives.

Two-time champion Andy Murray among five handed Miami Open wildcard
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Two-time champion Andy Murray among five handed Miami Open wildcard

Andy Murray, who is on the comeback trail after hip surgery two years ago, won the Miami Open in 2009 and 2013 and reached the final of the event in 2012 and 2015.

Two-time champion Kim Clijsters accepts wildcard into WTA Miami Open
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Two-time champion Kim Clijsters accepts wildcard into WTA Miami Open

Clijsters' comeback was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and she has yet to play in 2021. Miami will mark her first event since her first-round loss in the US Open in September.

Roger Federer pulls out of Miami Open; will train to 'work his way back on tour'
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Roger Federer pulls out of Miami Open; will train to 'work his way back on tour'

Miami Open tournament director James Blake said he hopes Federer will return in 2021 to an event he has won four times, including two years ago.

US Open could lose over $100 million, golf at least $1 million per tournament if played without fans
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US Open could lose over $100 million, golf at least $1 million per tournament if played without fans

Tennis and golf rely to a much greater degree on income generated from having people on-hand, especially for high-end tickets and hospitality.

With Assume Form, James Blake delivers his most honest musical statement to date
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With Assume Form, James Blake delivers his most honest musical statement to date

On Assume Form, James Blake gives listeners the most fully realised statement since bursting onto the scene.

Travis Scott releases video for 'Stop Trying to Be God' from ASTROWORLD featuring Kylie Jenner
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Travis Scott releases video for 'Stop Trying to Be God' from ASTROWORLD featuring Kylie Jenner

Travis Scott released the video of 'Stop Trying to Be God' from his third studio album ASTROWORLD on 6 August.

Miami Open: Caroline Wozniacki says she and her family were abused by crowd, urges action against threatening fans
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Miami Open: Caroline Wozniacki says she and her family were abused by crowd, urges action against threatening fans

"During the match last night people in the crowd threatened my family, wished death upon my mom and dad, called me names," Wozniacki posted on Twitter.

Miami Open: Serena Williams-style return after motherhood would be impossible for me, says Caroline Wozniacki
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Miami Open: Serena Williams-style return after motherhood would be impossible for me, says Caroline Wozniacki

"Can I imagine coming back at that age after having a baby? Well I can for her," Caroline Wozniacki said about Serena Williams' return.

Miami Open: Tournament director James Blake rues fact that Serena Williams punished for taking maternity break
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Miami Open: Tournament director James Blake rues fact that Serena Williams punished for taking maternity break

James Blake believes Serena Williams is effectively being penalised for taking maternity leave by existing WTA tournament regulations.

Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer reveals he reached out to Rafael Nadal wishing him speedy recovery
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Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer reveals he reached out to Rafael Nadal wishing him speedy recovery

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal might be arch-rivals on court but off it they are good friends and the compassionate Swiss star has been worried about the injured World No 1.

New York Police apologise to former tennis star Blake over detention in a case of mistaken identity
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New York Police apologise to former tennis star Blake over detention in a case of mistaken identity

New York Police Department commissioner William Bratton apologized Thursday to former tennis star James Blake for an officer's rough actions in detaining him in a case of mistaken identity.Z

‘There's probably a race factor’: Tennis player James Blake mistakenly detained by New York police
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‘There's probably a race factor’: Tennis player James Blake mistakenly detained by New York police

Former tennis star James Blake was detained by New York police, handcuffed and thrown to the floor in a case of mistaken identity

US Open: Career over but Blake happy to avoid loss on historic anniversary
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US Open: Career over but Blake happy to avoid loss on historic anniversary

The African-American Blake was inspired to play tennis when he heard three-time grand slam winner Arthur Ashe speak in Harlem and the 33-year-old New York native has been outspoken on social issues throughout his career.

Some tennis players indulge in doping: Ex-World No 4 Blake
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Some tennis players indulge in doping: Ex-World No 4 Blake

"I'm sure there are guys who are doing it, getting away with it, and getting ahead of the testers. It's unfortunate, but I hope tennis is doing the best job of trying to catch those guys trying to beat the system," said American James Blake.